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M.Sc. Online

Food Technology (online)

Wageningen University and Research

36 months
9689 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Food Technology (online) programme of the Wageningen University and Research focuses on the core of food technology: ingredient functionality, sustainable food process engineering and product design. The online specialisation is part of the master's Food Technology, which is one of the best and most innovative programmes in Europe and worldwide.

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You will learn how to perform food science research, design food products and improve food production processes. Since the programme includes input from different disciplines: food chemistry, food physics, food microbiology, food process engineering and food quality & design, you will be able to work in different branches of the food industry.

Programme online master's Food Technology

The Food Technology (online) programme of the Wageningen University and Research  is designed as a part-time study, which gives you the flexibility to combine study and your professional career. In the first two years, you will follow a series of courses with a study load of ±20 hours per week. The programme includes two short stays of 2 weeks in Wageningen, in order to take part in the necessary lab-practicals. The course work is followed by a tailor-made internship and master's thesis. Depending on the effort and time you invest, the programme will take 3- 4 years to complete. After successful completion, you will obtain a fully recognised Master of Science degree from Wageningen University.

Future career

Graduates of the master's Food Technology have excellent career opportunities in the food industry, the government, consultancies, universities or research institutes.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Advanced Food Microbiology - Minimal processing, preservation and fermentation
  • Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing - Flow and pinch analysis
  • Enzymology for Food and Biorefinery - Carbohydrates and kinetics
  • Advanced Food Microbiology - Tools for safety management
  • Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing - Exergy analysis
  • Advanced Biochemical Analysis of Foods - Product composition
  • Food Toxicology - Toxicity and risk assessment of avoidable chemicals in food
  • Enzymology for Food and Biorefinery - Proteases, lipases and bioreactors

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Students holding a BSc degree or equivalent in one of the following fields are eligible for the MSc programme Food Technology:

  • Food Technology or related
  • Food Science or related
  • General agriculture/Agronomy with specialisation Food Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Post -Harvest Technology  (when focused on food science)
  • Nutrition*
  • Chemical Engineering*
  • Laboratory Sciences*
  • Biotechnology*
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade.

Technological requirements

Besides these three criteria, enrolling in an online master's programme at Wageningen University & Research also requires the following:

  • Good computer skills
  • Access to broadband internet
  • Commitment to engage in a virtual learning community

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9689 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9689 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 36 months.


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